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ENVI.5020 Freshwater Ecology

Id: 039875 Credits Min: 3 Credits Max: 3


Freshwater Ecology is a 3-credit lecture course that covers the basic concepts regarding the physical structure, water quality, and ecological communities of freshwater lake and pond as influenced by the environment. Physical and chemical concepts (e.g., lake circulation patterns, thermal stratification, nutrient budgets, etc.) are incorporated with the lake biota (e.g., phytoplankton, zooplankton, and fish) and synthesized to provide perspective on ecosystem function. Within this scientific framework, wee will also study the application of practical lake management using current lake and watershed-based management tools and options.


CHEM.1210 Chemistry I, or BIOL1150 Introduction to Biology Seminar, or ATMO.1410 Weather and Climate, or ENVI.1010 Environmental Science Seminar, or Permission of Instructor.

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